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Your experience is now a commodity … More Surveillance Capitalism: making socialism and libertarianism obsolete?
Sometimes our minds are too open. … More Philip K. Dick: Schizophrenia and the I Ching
SH*TSHOW! is a great book. His reporting on the people working at the Mercedes-Benz factory opened my eyes about unions. Why did they vote to keep the UAW out? Why? In May when I wrote about the pending Supreme Court’s Janus decision I made the assumption that strong unions were the only way to resurrect the middle class. … More Charlie LeDuff has a Point
It was 1940, and the Democratic Convention was about to pick their presidential candidates. Paul Block, a Pittsburgh newspaper publisher, knew he had dynamite. The “guru” letters. They were strange letters written by Henry A. Wallace, currently FDR’s popular Secretary of Agriculture, and rumored to be his choice for VP in the upcoming presidential election. … More The Guru Letters
Google and the intelligence community, together again … More Google and the CIA: so happy together
The Niskanen Center published an op-ed in the Saturday edition of the New York Times (2/23/2019) entitled, “Abolish Billionaires? No, Abolish Bad Policy”. I agree. The Democratic Socialists, who are gaining traction, are rightfully passionate about inequities and injustices. But here in New York, they chased out Amazon, along with 25,000 jobs and 27 billion … More Why Socialism Won’t Work
Man is not information, but biography
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New Age spirituality is Gnosticism commodified … More Against Gnosticism: What is spirituality?
liberty is worth fighting for … More Enlightened Radicals?
With the American Revolution, the Enlightenment took power. … More Radical Enlightenment Takes Power in America
Terrible question. The kind of question that turns the day into a cold and rainy afternoon. This morning, scrolling through my Google news feed, I read that Steve Jobs would look into the mirror each morning and remind himself to treat the day as if it were his last day on earth. Pressure. When I … More What Makes Life Worth Living?
Imagine Trump hiring Dr Strangelove to replace General Kelly. Gary Lachman, in his book, Dark Star Rising, writes some fascinating paragraphs about Vladimir Putin’s Chief of Staff, Anton Vaino. Move over, telescope, microscope, the nooscope is here! Vaino, co-inventor of the nooscope, is aiming at “recording and distilling the sum total of human thought” (Anton Vaino, Mad … More Big Tech controls the Future, meet Anton Vaino!